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Weedeater: Goliathan

What's not to like? Weedeater has consistently delivered awesome low-end sludge that moves forward at just the right pace and with just the right groove. There's also plenty of attitude, humor, and weirdness to keep things interesting. Weedeater was never known to be a band one listens to while doing something else. These guys capture one's attention and hold fast to it until the music stops. Trouble is, I don't want it to stop. Weedeater writes music that demands to be listened to—and not just for its sound. The most unusual song here is definitely "Battered and Fried," a funny, odd, and yet compelling banjo romp. It doesn't quite fit in with the rest of the album, but it's just the kind of thing one expects from Weedeater. If "Battered and Fried" isn't your thing, don't worry. The rest of the album is nothing less than dark and dirty sludge, played to perfection. Be sure to check out the album opener "Processional" as well. That track is pure rock and roll attitude, a threat, a provocation, and a swaggering attack. I also thought it was hilarious.

Simply put, this album is excellent; sludge is one of my favorite genres and I will certainly add this to my playlists for quite some time. The better tracks on this album include "Cain Enabler," "Claw of the Sloth," and "Bully." I also loved "Joseph (All Talk)" and the closing track "Benaddiction," an ambient bass solo. This is a very satisfying new release, one of the best sludge releases of the year. Just check it out. You'll know what I mean.

Track Listing:
1. Processional
2. Goliathan
3. Cain Enabler
4. Bow Down
5. Battered and Fried
6. Claw of the Sloth
7. Bully
8. Joseph (All Talk)
9. Reprise
10. Benaddiction

Added: August 6th 2015
Reviewer: Carl Sederholm
Related Link: Band Web Page
Hits: 1650
Language: english

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